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Created by photonics designers,
for photonics designers.

Key DEVICE applications include:

  • Semiconductor devices
  • Optoelectronics
  • Photovoltaic devices
  • Electro-optic modulators
  • Metamaterials
  • Thermal tuning/switching
  • Plasmonics
  • Electro-thermal modulators
Solvers Available:
Charge Transport Solver Heat Transport Solver
Discontinuous Galerkin
Time Domain Solver
Finite Element Eigenmode
DEVICE Integrated Design Environment
  • 1D/2D/3D modeling
  • Import STL, GDSII, and STEP
  • Parameterizable simulation objects
  • Domain partitioned solids for easy property definition
  • Geometry-linked sources and monitors
  • Automatic mesh refinement based on geometry, materials, doping, and optical or heat generation
DEVICE CAD Environment
Charge Transport Solver
  • 2D/3D finite element Poisson/drift-diffusion solver
  • Steady-state, small signal AC and transient simulation
  • Isothermal, non-isothermal, electro-thermal simulation
  • Comprehensive semiconductor material models
  • Includes electrical and optical stimuli
  • Automated finite element mesh generation based on electrical and optical profiles
DEVICE Charge Transport
Heat Transport Solver
  • 2D/3D finite element heat transfer solver
  • DC steady-state and transient simulation
  • Comprehensive thermal material models
  • Joule heating from electrical conduction
  • Heat flux, convection and radiation
  • Automatic mesh refinement based on import heat profiles
DEVICE Heat Transfer
Finite Element Eigenmode Solver
  • Accurate mode analysis for curved waveguide profiles
  • Superior performance scaling thanks to higher order mesh polynomials
  • Spatially varying index perturbations for easy electro-optic and thermo-optic modeling
  • Ideal for WG thermal sensitivity analysis, modulators, photonic crystal fibers, and GRIN
Discontinuous Galerkin Time Domain Solver
  • Object-conformal finite element mesh, free of staircasing
  • Higher order mesh polynomials for accurate performance control
  • Gaussian vector beams
  • Far-field and grating projections
  • Bloch boundary conditions

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Self-consistent Charge/Heat Modeling
  • Self-heating effects
  • High-current devices
  • Requires both Charge Transport and Heat Transport licenses
Highly integrated interoperable solvers
  • Self-consistent charge and heat transport simulation
  • Perform multiphysics simulations within a single device model
    • Photovoltaics
    • Electro-optic
    • Opto-thermal
DEVICE interoperability
Comprehensive Material Models
  • Flexible visual database
  • Multi-coefficient broadband optical material models
  • More than 500 customizable electronic and thermal properties and models for accurate simulation of complex effects
  • Scriptable material properties
DEVICE material models

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